By Chris Grundy, Analytics, SAP

The excitement around SAP Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver, powered by SAP HANA, is hard to ignore. Promising significant performance gains, the allure of this combination will be top of the mind for many planning and finance managers attending SAP’s showcase event, SAPPHIRE NOW next week (see CFOKnowledge blog).

The interest in SAP Planning and Consolidation on SAP HANA was underlined recently by Jens Koerner, senior director at SAP,  in a great video blog. Jens spoke about some of the new developments in the planning and consolidation application, as well as forthcoming mobility solutions. As a pre-SAPPHIRE NOW warm up I encourage you to hear what Jens has to say about improving the speed of database reading and application processing using SAP HANA, as well as his thoughts on the use of mobile devices to deliver enterprise performance management processes to a mobile workforce.


As you’re building your SAPPHIRE agenda don’t miss some of the great sessions following these two themes:

  • SAP Planning and Consolidation on SAP HANA

Monday 14th, microforum session “Improve Forecast Accuracy with Planning and Consolidation on SAP HANA”  – This session will give you great insight to  how SAP Planning and Consolidation on SAP HANA can improve speed and flexibility of reporting. Associated demos of the solution (demo station BA 303) will be available for those who prefer to see a “hands-on” approach…which includes a demo of the very exciting enterprise performance management iPad application.

  •  Mobility

Monday, May 14th, microforum session 7483, “Capitalize on Mobility for Finance” Monday, BA322  – Explore mobile functionality that can help transform your finance organization.